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Plus-Size Expert

Our Plus-Size Fashion Expert Felicity knows that size doesn't matter... fashion is for everybody! So put down that celery stick and get fashionable!

All Your Questions Answered!

Hey girlies!

I've been receiving a ton of mail lately, so I decided to devote this week's column to answering some of your most pressing fashion queries. So grab your questions, and here we go!!

Dear Felicity,

I just landed a great job in a clothing store and I'm psyched. The only problem is that they prefer us to wear their clothing brand, and I don't fit into their sizes! Even though it's not mandatory, I don't want to stick out like a soar thumb! What should I do?

- Brandee, MN

Dear Brandee,

Congratulations on the job! You may be in luck, depending on the type of clothing that your store sells. If they market more of a classic look, head over to Lane Bryant or The Avenue and pick up a few basics. A pair of black bootcut pants, grey skirts, white t-shirts, cardigans and button-down shirts are all excellent choices because they're simple and can be mixed and matched with trendier items. Talk to your manager and see what they recommend.


Dear Felicity,

I looked into my closet this weekend and I realized that my clothes are in serious need of an update. I work after school, but I don't have a lot of money to spend on an entirely new wardrobe. What key pieces should I look for?

- Dana, VA

Dear Dana,

What a great question! Since being on a budget is something I know all about, you came to the right place. One of best items to buy this fall is a pair of flare jeans. More and more stores are now selling them in larger sizes, so we're not doomed to tapered jeans, which usually accentuate larger hips. Look for a darker rinse from companies like Merona (at Target) or Zana-Di (at many discount department stores). Also be on the look out for turtleneck sweaters. They're a great way to keep warm as the air gets cooler and an easy way to update an old pair of pants or a skirt you already have. Another inexpensive way to update any wardrobe is to grab a few fab' accessories. Grab a pair of shoes or boots in python or, my favorite, crocodile prints. A great bag can also be a cheap way of keeping with the trends. Seek out your local Claire's or Accessory Place for inspiration. Most of all, look for styles that you like and feel comfortable wearing. Style is not so much about trends as it as about feeling confident and comfortable.


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Check these other great articles from our Plus-Size Expert:

Claustrophobic Closet Clean-ups6/18/01
Fancy Formal Frocks3/29/01
Mainstream Sizes Expanding: A Clothing Revolution or Just an Experiment?2/15/01
All Your Questions Answered10/23/00
Trendy Dressing for the Cooler Weather9/25/00
Big, Beautiful Bathing Beauties5/29/00
Sizzling Summer Style5/22/00
Sporting the Sporty Look!1/25/00
Tackling the Clothes Closet Clean Out1/04/00
Self-Esteem: Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are12/20/99
Felicity's Fabulous Fashion Finds12/13/99
Fashion for the Party Girl on a Tight Budget11/16/99
Formal Fashion without Looking like Aunt Fanny11/08/99
Attitude: The ESSENTIAL Accessory10/11/99
Felicity the Fabulous Full Figured Fashion Fanatic10/04/99

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